How Difficult Can This Be?: The F.A.T. City Workshop (DVD)
For kids with learning disabilities, the classroom can be an intimidating place. Renowned learning disabilities expert Richard Lavoie explains why.
This program looks at the world through the eyes of a child with learning disabilities by taking you to a unique workshop attended by parents, educators, psychologists, and social workers. There, they join in a series of classroom activities that cause frustration, anxiety and tension - emotions all too familiar to the student with a learning disability.
By dramatizing the classroom experience so vividly, Lavoie lets us see what children with learning disabilities experience everyday. Then, at the end of the program, he discusses strategies for working more effectively with children who struggle.
Available in DVD format.
Includes a printable pdf of a discussion leader's guide.
Running Time: 70 minutes
"I was so moved by your presentation and would love to think that every teacher and parent in America could see it too!...You really wowed us." --Mrs. Barbara Bush, Former First Lady
"Audiences leave Rick's presentations feeling entertained, energized, refreshed, eager for more and, most importantly, content that they fully understand" --Corrine Roth-Smith, Ph.D., Author: Learning Disabilities: The Interaction of Learner, Task and Setting
"Rick Lavoie's F.A.T. City is a remarkable presentation. Everyone living with or working with children should see it!" --Betty Osman, Ph.D., Author: LD - A Family Affair
About the Author
Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. is a nationally-known expert on learning disabilities. He has worked in special education since 1972, as a teacher, administrator, author, and consultant. He holds three degrees in Special Education and has served as an adjunct professor or visiting lecturer at numerous universities including Syracuse, Harvard, Gallaudet, Manhattanville College, University of Alabama and Georgetown. His numerous national television appearances include CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, ABC Evening News and Disney Channel Presents.
Rick serves as a consultant on learning disabilities to several agencies and organizations including Public Broadcasting Service, New York Times, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Girl Scouts of America, Child Magazine and WETA. He is a member of the Professional Advisor Board of the Learning Disabilities Association.